Best Things To Do in Cologne, Germany

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  1. # 1 of 2375 Things To Do in Cologne | Added 4141 times in trip plans
    Kolner Dom

    Tags: Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral , Heritage Building

    Address: Domkloster 3, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Nord)

    Timings: 06:00 am - 07:30 pm Details

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cologne’s most significant and historic landmark, the Kolner Dom is one sight you do not want to miss. The Kolner Dom, the largest Gothic cathedral in all of German...Read more

  2. # 2 of 2375 Things To Do in Cologne | Added 2700 times in trip plans
    Altes Rathaus

    Tags: Historical Site, Architecture , Hall

    Address: Rathausplatz 2, 50667 Koln, Germany

    Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    Germany’s oldest town hall, the Altes Rathaus can be admired from across the street as well. If you want a tour of the interiors, you’ll have to book a tour in advance. Reminiscent of the ...Read more

  3. # 3 of 2375 Things To Do in Cologne | Added 2655 times in trip plans
    Chocolate Museum

    Tags: Specialty Museum

    Address: Am Schokoladenmuseum 1a, 50678 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Timings: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Chocolate is a hit across all ages. The child in us springs forth whenever the opportunity to eat chocolate presents itself. A chocolate speaks a thousand words, but, do you know the origins of chocol...Read more

  4. # 4 of 2375 Things To Do in Cologne | Added 2319 times in trip plans
    Koelner Zoo

    Tags: Zoo, Aquarium

    Address: Riehler Strasse 173, 50735 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Nippes)

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    In all of Europe, there’s no other place where you’ll see as many elephants within an enclosure as you will at the Koelner Zoo in Cologne. With over 700 species of animals, the zoo is the ...Read more

  5. # 5 of 2375 Things To Do in Cologne | Added 1815 times in trip plans
    Museum Ludwig

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Photo Gallery

    Address: Bischofsgartenstrasse 1, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Nord)

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Of postmodern art, the exhibits on display here are all works of art from the beginning of the 20th century. Named after the art patron, Peter Ludwig, it was his large donation of well known and repro...Read more

  6. # 6 of 2375 Things To Do in Cologne | Added 1289 times in trip plans
    Roman-Germanic Museum

    Tags: Specialty Museum

    Address: Roncalliplatz 4, 50667 Cologne, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Prepare to relive the times of the Romans never before. The Romisch-Germanisches Museum is one of the prime archaeological museums of the country. Located right next to Dom, the Romisch-Germanisches M...Read more

  7. # 7 of 2375 Things To Do in Cologne | Added 855 times in trip plans
    National Socialism Documentation Center

    Tags: Library, Museum, Memorial

    Address: Appellhofplatz 23-25, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Nord)

    Timings: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Don’t be fooled by the exterior of this edifice; the NS Dokumentationszentrum is Germany’s largest regional memorial site. Among the permanent exhibits, the most harrowing ones are the pri...Read more

  8. # 8 of 2375 Things To Do in Cologne | Added 461 times in trip plans
    Praetorium

    Tags: Museum, Landmark, Monument, Architecture

    Address: Kleine Budengasse 2, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    During the times of the Romans, Cologne was the capital of Lower Germania. The Praetorium essentially means the residence of the Roman Governor and is a historically important monument and landmark of...Read more

  9. # 9 of 2375 Things To Do in Cologne | Added 311 times in trip plans
    Saint Gereon's Basilica

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: Gereonskloster 2, 50670 Köln, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Nord)

    Timings: 09:30 am - 12:00 pm Details

    There are twelve churches in Cologne that have been built in the Romanesque style, one of the them being the Saint Gereon's Basilica, which is one of the most eccentric churches you’ll ever come...Read more

  10. # 10 of 2375 Things To Do in Cologne | Added 213 times in trip plans
    Kolumba

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Religious Site, Ancient Ruin

    Address: Kolumbastrasse 4, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Timings: 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm Details

    The Kolumba museum was primarily a Gothic cathedral, the ruins of which are now incorporated within the museum. The best noticeable feature of the Kolumba museum is the unforced blend of art, architec...Read more

  11. # 11 of 2375 Things To Do in Cologne | Added 279 times in trip plans
    Rautenstrauch-joest-museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum

    Address: Cacilienstrasse 29-33, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum is the ultimate melting pot of all ethnologies. The museum’s staggering amounts of artifacts and photographs will provide you with an in-depth analysis of cultures...Read more

  12. # 12 of 2375 Things To Do in Cologne | Added 112 times in trip plans
    Basilica Of St. Ursula

    Tags: Church, Cemetery, Architecture , Archaeological Site

    Address: St.Ursula, Ursulaplatz 24, 50668 Cologne, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Built upon the ruins of an ancient Roman cemetery, St. Ursula was constructed to honor the 11,000 virgins that are said to be buried in the cemetery. St. Ursula is the other one of the twelve Romanesq...Read more

  13. # 13 of 2375 Things To Do in Cologne | Added 190 times in trip plans
    Museum Of Applied Art

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Arts And Crafts

    Address: An der Rechtsschule, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Nord)

    Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The quintessential arts and crafts museum, the Museum of Applied Arts showcases some fine skill-set and expert craftsmanship through the middle Ages till the 20th century. Specializing in applied art,...Read more

  14. # 14 of 2375 Things To Do in Cologne | Added 29 times in trip plans
    Colonius Fernsehturm

    Tags: Landmark, View Point, Tower

    Address: Innere Kanalstraße 100, 50672 Köln, Germany

    Timings: 09:30 am - 11:59 pm Details

    A Cologne telecommunications tower, Colonius is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Cologne. This tower was completed in 1981 and has a cafeteria, viewing platform, and a restaurant. There a...Read more

  15. # 15 of 2375 Things To Do in Cologne | Added 35 times in trip plans
    Glockengasse 4

    Tags: Landmark, Heritage Building

    Address: Glockengasse 4, 50667 Köln

    Timings: 09:30 am - 06:30 pm Details

    House of 4711 is a fragrance house that has been attracting crowds from all over the world for years now. A mix of modern architecture and historic elements gives this place a very charming look. With...Read more

Explore the best things to do in Cologne. These are the most preferred tourist activities.

  • Save 7% Cologne Day Trip from Frankfurt
    Cologne Day Trip from Frankfurt22 Reviews

    Duration: 9 Hrs

    Explore the historic city of Cologne on this full-day trip from Frankfurtto enjoy a guided tour of the city. Visit the world-...

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  • Save 3% Cologne Rhine River Dinner Cruise
    Cologne Rhine River Dinner Cruise16 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Relax on a 3-hour Rhine River dinner cruise, enjoying panoramic views of Cologne as you dine on a buffet of regional specialt...

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  • Save 14% Cologne Sightseeing Cruise
    Cologne Sightseeing Cruise60 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Enjoy a one-hour panoramic Rhine River sightseeing cruise and soak in the spirit of Cologne. The Rhine River provides access ...

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  • Save 4% Cologne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Rhine River Sightseeing Cruise
    Cologne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Rhine River Sightseeing Cruise34 Reviews

    Duration: Flexible

    Explore the historical city of Cologne at your leisure with this hop-on hop-off bus tour and Rhine River sightseeing cruise. ...

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  • Hahnentorburg

    Rudolfplatz 1

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Sankt Maria im Kapitol

    Kasinostraße 6

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Praetorium

    Kleine Budengasse 2

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Weihnachtsmarkt am Kölner Dom

    Domkloster 1

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Eigelsteintor

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Optischer Telegraph

    Egonstraße 152

    Historic and Protected Sites
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  • Kalkberg

    Mountains
  • Karl Berg

    Dellbrücker Hauptstraße 185A

    Mountains
  • Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft KrVerband Rhein-Berg

    Johann-Burum-Straße 17

    Mountains
  • Josef Hecker

    Auf dem Dransdorfer Berg 60

    Mountains
  • Dottendorfer Jugendkreuz

    Mountains
  • Berg Gerhard Bankkaufmann

    Rodderweg 31

    Mountains
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  • Bürgerbusch

    Forests
  • Katzenlochbachtal

    Forests
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  • Fühlinger See

    Stallagsbergweg 9

    Lakes
  • Regattabahn Köln-Fühlingen

    Stallagsbergweg 2

    Lakes
  • Escher See

    Lakes
  • Adenauer Weiher

    Lakes
  • Decksteiner Weiher

    Lakes
  • Escher See

    Am Baggerfeld 4

    Lakes
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  • Worringer Bruch

    Rivers
  • Kurfürstenquelle

    Rivers
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  • Museum Ludwig

    Heinrich-Böll-Platz 1

    Museums
  • EL-DE-Haus

    Appellhofplatz 23-25

    Museums
  • Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum

    Cäcilienstraße 29-33

    Museums Landmarks
  • NS-Dokumentationszentrum

    Appellhofplatz 23-25

    Museums Landmarks
  • Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst

    Universitätsstraße 100

    Museums
  • Museum Schnütgen

    Cäcilienstraße 29-33

    Museums
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  • Silly Billy Entertainment GmbH

    Ottostraße 14

    Amusement Parks Restaurants
  • SpielAffe-Kinderland

    Kaiserstraße 88

    Amusement Parks
  • Gartencenter F. Blumhoffer

    Oskar-Jäger-Straße 115

    Amusement Parks
  • Angelpark Witterschlick

    Schmale Allee 30

    Amusement Parks
  • Pumpkin Island

    Kohnacker 200

    Amusement Parks Bars
  • Phantasialand

    Berggeiststraße 31-41

    Landmarks Amusement Parks Restaurants
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  • Boogaloo

    Roonstraße 19

    Bars Restaurants
  • Die hängenden Gärten von Ehrenfeld

    Vogelsanger Straße 140

    Bars
  • Furchtbar

    Kyffhäuser Straße 24

    Bars
  • Cubana Bar

    Zülpicher Straße 25

    Bars Restaurants
  • Marx's Winebar

    Richmodstraße 13

    Bars Restaurants Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses
  • Backes

    Darmstädter Straße 6

    Bars Restaurants
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  • Spiel-In Casino GmbH

    Hohe Straße 68

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Merkur Spielothek

    Luxemburger Straße 124-136

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Merkur Spielothek

    Rolshover Straße 382

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Spielpalast GmbH

    Berliner Straße 956

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Merkur Spielothek GmbH

    Salierring 42

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Merkur Spielothek GmbH

    Venloer Straße 1410

    Casinos and Gaming
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  • Schloss Eller

    Heidelberger Straße 42

    Natural Parks Playgrounds
  • Schloss Türnich

    Schloss Türnich 1

    Natural Parks
  • Freunde und Förderer Ohligser Vogelpark

    Baverter Straße 58

    Natural Parks
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